Mediterranean

toasting with a glass on a wine tasting cruise

Why a Wine Tasting Cruise is the Best Vacation Ever

03rd Feb 2020

It’s unlikely your travel bucket list includes a self-drive wine tasting cruise through the impressive French waterway known as the Canal du Midi. Let us shed some light on why you should consider this unique canal boat adventure in your vacation planning. You will experience exquisite countrysides dotted with impossibly-romantic châteaux, colorful markets and perhaps, … Continued

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The Ultimate Guide to Italian Coffee Culture: How to Drink Like a Local

21st Jan 2020

Espresso, cappuccino, barista — it seems that the language of coffee is Italian. All those luscious Italian words might lead one to believe that coffee was first produced in Italy. It wasn’t. Coffee originated in the Middle East and was later shipped to Venice, where it quickly achieved cult-like status as a luxury item – … Continued

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Five Istria Wineries You Need to Visit

12th Jul 2019

Five wineries in the Istria region of Croatia  In recent years, you may have begun hearing more about Europe’s burgeoning Istria wine region. It’s interesting to note that the Istrian peninsula – made up of Slovenia, Italy, and mostly (about 90%) Croatia – is one of the oldest winemaking regions in Europe, the first grapes … Continued

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Three Easy Ways to Sail Croatia, Europe’s Popular Cruising Ground

04th Mar 2019

Croatia has become one of the most popular European sailing vacation destinations and it’s easy to see why with its sheer diversity that suits all types of travelers. Located in the Adriatic Sea, Croatia’s stunning sailing grounds boast startling blue-green waters, rugged cliffs, attractive fishing towns steeped in history, trendy restaurants and dynamic nightlife. With … Continued

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Why You Should Book a Sailing Vacation in Greece

12th Feb 2019

Greece is a land that most want to visit in their lifetime to explore ancient ruins, walk in the footsteps of Socrates and discover the birthplace of the Olympics. You will find yourself greeted by people who warmly welcome travelers and who want to share their wonderful local produce and Mediterranean cuisine. Think juicy Greek … Continued

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Discover the five best dive sites in Malta

05th Dec 2018

After Madagascar, we are excited to announce our newest bareboat yacht charter location, which is in Malta. This small Mediterranean archipelago is located between Sicily and North Africa and our new base is in Port Roland Marina at Ta’Xbiex Creek, Marsamxetto Harbour. This destination offers a warm, dry Mediterranean climate with a long sailing season … Continued

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Sail the Aegean by the Downwind Route

12th Nov 2018

Learn insider tips on how to enjoy a fair-wind sail in Greece from Lavrion through the Cyclades, onto the Peloponnese and return on a south south east wind. Master mariner, Julian Blatchley returns as our guest blogger with the final in his series on the Greek Islands. Get to know Greece by reading his previous … Continued

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Mastering the Meltemi for Exhilarating Aegean Sailing in Greece

26th Oct 2018

Welcome to Greece and the famous Meltemi, which has a reputation among sailors, just like the Bora in Croatia and the Xmas wind in the BVIs. While its reputation can be off-putting, don’t let it deter you. As with any sport, there are degrees of difficulty, and although the inexperienced should not tackle a strong … Continued

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Your complete guide to sailing the Greek Islands

11th Oct 2018

We’re super excited to share with you a three-part blog series about sailing the Greek Islands, its wind patterns and itinerary recommendations from Master mariner, Julian Blatchley. Julian has sailed the Greek Islands since the 1980s, when he chartered a sailboat out of Alimos Marina, Athens, and slightly over-stayed, returning home in 2014. He worked … Continued

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